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Solicitor - Head of Private Client Team - Full or Part Time - Salisbury, Wiltshire

Solicitor - Head of Private Client Team - Full or Part Time - Salisbury, Wiltshire

Salary - Market Rate & depending on experience

The Company:

Our client is the fastest growing Solicitors in Salisbury, Andover and Amesbury, growing by 1000% in just 12 years through a combination of organic growth and mergers.
In 2012 their specialist family law team also set up a family law and divorce service in Northampton and Rugby.
They pride themselves on providing friendly, approachable and value for money legal services : with a high level of professional expertise.

They believe solicitors should be proactive by keeping clients informed and advised well before problems arise.

The Role:

Are you looking for the opportunity to head up the wills and probate team of an exciting and progressive firm which continues to grow?
Our client is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated solicitor to join their wills and probate team in beautiful Salisbury.
The job is suitable for an experienced private client solicitor with a minimum of five years PQE.
A thorough understanding of the law and practice surrounding private client taxation and trusts is absolutely essential.
Previous management experience, while useful, is not essential.
In a relatively short period, provided that the candidates shows suitable leadership and management skills, our client would hope that the successful candidate would become head of the five strong private client team.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience of all aspects of private client work including Probate, Will drafting, Trusts, Power of Attorney and Court of Protection Work including the following;
Management of large and complex cases of Wills, Probate, Tax, Trusts and Settlements
Advice on tax planning and preparation of Income Tax Returns
Drafting Wills including complex trusts
All aspects of estate administration
Preparation of final estate accounts and distributions
Tracing beneficiaries
Dealing with relevant regulators including Financial Ombudsman Service and Legal Ombudsman
Drafting deeds of variation
Drafting and registering registered Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney
Dealing with Court of Protection matters
Drafting Oaths, HMRC accounts, preparing deeds of variation and Income Tax Returns
The right candidate will have at least 5 years' experience of wills, probate, trusts, private client tax and asset management and the confidence and the ability to react to change whilst working within a pressurised environment.

They will also have the ability to supervise junior lawyers and possess good organisational and excellent IT skills.

You will also have the ability to be an excellent biller.
The job is available on a full-time or part-time basis.
Our client offer flexible working if required : many of their lawyers routinely work from home, for example.

They are more concerned with output than input : what we are really looking for is quality work, highly satisfied clients and great billing.

Requirements for Solicitor Head Of Private Client Team :

At least 5 years' experience of wills, probate, trusts, private client tax and asset management
Excellent biller
Estate administration experience
Will experience

Additional Resources are an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.

Key Skills: 5 years PQE,